Vichy Government Permits 1,000 Refugee Children to Emigrate to United States

Tho Vichy radio announced this evening that the French Government today decided to grant 1,000 exit visas to refugee children whose parents have been deported to Nazi-held territory. The permission to leave France was given to the children after the American Consulate in Marseille notified the French authorities that all the 1,000 children will be granted visas permitting them to enter the United States.

It was learned here today that among the Jews deported from unoccupied France to German-occupied territory were a number of people who possessed American immigration visas but were unable to leave for the United Sates because they were not granted exit visas by the French authorities. Jews must secure such visas before emigrating from France. There were also 780 foreign Jews who fought for France as volunteers, among the deportees, it was revealed in a report received today from Vichy.

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